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Dare Devil Danger
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:25:47 PM »
Ok Dare Devil, you want to bowl with some Danger? Check out this ball! Roto Grip has taken the Madcap core that was introduced in the original Dare Devil ball and combined it with the Psyched Hybrid Reactive coverstock and then finished it with a 1500 grit polish. The Madcap core has proven itself as one that offers midlane roll that continues through the pin deck unlike other symmetrical shaped cores from Roto Grip. The hybrid version of this ball is 2 parts pearl and 1 part solid and offers length through the fronts and a more consistent reaction on the backend. This ball was made for a variety of oil patterns but is best used on medium oil conditions but can be tweaked to handle more oil too. Following the success of the Dare Devil and Dare Devil Trick the Dare Devil Danger will provide a slightly different ball motion with the same pin action that will make the competition take notice.

Color: Red/Orange/Blue
Core: Madcap
Coverstock: Psyched Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.48 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.041 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil



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Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 10:15:55 AM »
Weight:  14 lbs.
Pin Length:  3.5”
Drilling:  30 X 3.5 X 20
Pattern Length: 39 ft.
Pattern Volume:  Medium
Pattern Type:  House
Right Handed

The Dare Devil Danger has the Madcap Core wrapped in the Psyched Hybrid reactive coverstock.  It has a very attractive Red/Orange/Blue shell.  This ball comes out of the box at 1500-grit polished, with a medium to high flare potential.  The cover can be sanded for earlier hook and roll, or left at box if you’re looking to complete your arsenal with a ball to give you more length and good snap off the pattern.

I have used the Dare Devil Danger on house patterns and on a modified tournament shot of 41’.

For our 39 ft. house pattern,I used the Dare Devil Danger at the 1500-grit polished, box finish.    It got through the heads better than I expected, and finishes much stronger off the pattern than i anticipated, continuing through the pins.  As the pattern transitioned, I was able to move in and still carry the corner pins.

On our 40 ft. house pattern, I, again used the Dare Devil Danger at box finish and it was still strong enough for the shot. I was able to play a little further out, more in my comfort zone, on the longer pattern.  This ball saves it’s energy for when you need it most.  Right through the pin deck.

On the 41 ft. modified pattern, i hit it with 2000, no polish.  This smoothed out my reaction, gave me an earlier roll and set up nicely for me.  When the lanes transitioned, I went to the pearl Dare Devil and was able to stay in the same zone.

The Dare Devil Danger is a great ball in the popular Dare Devil line.  It is a great complement to the Dare Devil and Dare Devil Trick, filling that spot right between the two in my bag.   The Dare Devil Danger is a fixture in my arsenal these days. 

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Re: Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 07:54:26 AM »

Length:39ft and 42ft

Volume: Medium-high volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: The DareDevil Danger initially was very jerky when it saw friction and wouldn't quite pick up when I kept it in the oil. I found it to be very over/under. It fits right between the first 2 releases in the Daredevil Line. Mine is harder down lane than both the original and the Trick with the original being the cleanest through down the lane. Once the lanes begin to transition and the track area starts to blend the Danger is very very good. Has great response no matter how far left I have to go. Its not the first ball out of my bag on the fresh but it is definitely the first option to handle transition.




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Re: Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 05:41:43 PM »
The Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger has the Madcap Core, which is also found in the original Dare Devil and the Dare Devil Trick. The Psyched Hybrid reactive cover is designed for length in the front part of the lane while controlling the response to friction down-lane. This ball does exactly that for me. Where a lot of shiny balls with easy length have uncontrollable sideways motion down-lane, I don’t feel like this ball has any erratic behavior to it at all. You can see it read the mid-lane to slow itself down a bit and then it unloads on the backend. I have thrown it on 43 – 46 ft house patterns and burnt up patterns as well and I have found it to work nicely on both, as long as you can continue to move left into more oil. I went with a 55 x 5.25 x 45 layout which puts the pin above my middle finger. I think this is a logical transition ball from the Dare Devil Trick when the duller surface of the Trick starts to hook a little too quick and flatten out at the pins.

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Re: Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 09:43:23 AM »
The RotoGrip DareDevil Danger is the third release in this HP3 series. The MadCap Core is back and wrapped in the Psyched Hybrid cover. The DareDevil line has been a strong series of bowling balls from Chris and the crew. Each release is very unique on their own, but as a team, they work really well together. I drilled my ball testers Danger, Keith Demaine, with a very controllable layout. It was a 2 1/2 inch pin just outside and under his ring finger, with the CG just outside and below his thumb. We were looking for a condition specific reaction from this ball and we got it. The Danger was pure arc down the lane and unfortunately with time against us the day of shooting, I could not get a sport shot out on the test lane. The video does this ball no justice….with as smooth as the reaction was, Keith’s rev rate and speed on a walled up house shot, the roll was not impressive. It struggled to turn the corner and hit pretty weak…again, we drilled it with shorter sport conditions in mind. Keith used it later on a shorter 3 to 1 pattern and his reports back were excellent. The DareDevil Danger is exactly what you’d assume as a perfect middle ground between the OG DareDevil and the Trick. Once again, great Job to SquadRG! #ownit

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Re: Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 01:26:47 PM »
Roto Grip Dare Devil Danger Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

After drilling with the Roto Grip Dare Devil (pearl) and Dare Devil Trick (solid), creating a hybrid version would be a perfect addition to the HP3 line.  The core hasn’t changed (RG of 2.48), but the cover is no a Hybrid version to create more length than the Trick, but the Danger provides and earlier motion than the first Dare Devil. 

I’ve drilled all three Dare Devil balls very similar and had success with all of them.  This one is mapped out as 5 ¼ x 4 ½ with a small hole two inches under my axis.  I’ve mainly used the Danger on medium-longer patterns because of the low RG numbers in the core and also tweaked the surface to 2000.  The cover is still clean, but the surface helps slow the response time down and create a more predictable shape. 

I’ve noticed the Danger is cleaner and more responsive than the No Rules Exist, but stronger than the All-Out Show Off and Hustle Line.

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Re: Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2018, 02:07:13 PM »
The Roto Grip DareDevil Danger has the same Madcap core that is in the other 2 daredevils but is wrapped this time with a hybrid cover. The motion I get out of this hybrid is a perfect fit in between the pearl daredevil and the trick. When the Trick starts picking up too early, you migrate to the Danger for a nice clean front motion with a strong continuous backend. I lightly touched the cover with a 2000 abralon pad and was super pleased with the results. My Danger layout was 50x3 3/4x70, with a low hole. For all you HP3 Roto lovers, this is a must have! #OwnIt

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Re: Dare Devil Danger
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2018, 02:33:45 PM »
The Dare Devil Danger is the third ball released using the Madcap core. This version uses a hybrid cover stock called Psyched. The core numbers in a 15lb ball come in at 2.48 Rg, with 0.041differential. The color combination  of orange, red, and blue stands out on the ball return.

I really like the Dare Devil, and Dare Devil Trick, so a new release with a different cover stock was an easy decision to give a try. The Danger is cleaner through the fronts than the Trick, and has more backend reaction than the original Dare Devil. I drilled the Danger with a 4 x 5 x 2 3/4 layout (very similar to my Hy-Wire and the first DD Trick I drilled). The Danger works best for me on medium volume, medium length patterns, as I have kept it at the box finish. The backend reaction, is strong but controllable, best described as a hard arching motion. Comparing the Danger to the Hy-Wire (which is my go to, or bench mark ball), the Danger starts it’s roll earlier, and has a more continuous shape through the backend, compared to the slightly more defined change of direction and roll of the Hy-Wire.

I decided to not change the out of box cover prep of the Danger, as I like the shape and motion just the way it is. The cover seems to be cleaner than most covers today, so I don’t know that I would want to use this ball with surface, as that is what the Trick is more suited for. The Dare Devil Danger would be a really good option for a bowler looking to replace their Hy-Wire with a bit more overall board coverage, or looking for a more rolling core, that doesn’t have “snow tires” on it. The Danger would also be a good benchmark ball for bowlers not seeing tons of oil on the lane, or bone dry conditions. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Roto Grip’s Dare Devil Danger. Own It!
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